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PLX Technology

November 30, 2011 08:00 ET

EDN Magazine Names PLX TN8022 Dual-Port 10GBase-T PHY to Prestigious Hot 100 Products of 2011 List

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for the enterprise data center, today announced the influential EDN magazine has awarded the PLX® TeraPHY® TN8022 dual-port 10GBase-T physical layer (PHY) device a "Hot 100" product of 2011 from among thousands of candidates. EDN editors noted the TN8022's breakthrough performance and power achievements based on unique advancements, such as built-in noise and interference mitigation, robust DSP algorithm, and ultra-low power capabilities that feature a 50 percent reduction in power dissipation for typical long-term traffic patterns.

EDN's assessment of the TN8022 was elevated when PLX announced it had successfully demonstrated the PHY in 10Gbps Ethernet data and electrical transfer, in full compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard, over a distance of 300 meters using typical, widely installed Cat6A unshielded twisted pair copper cable. The unique networking demonstration, enabled by PLX-designed Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) repeaters, utilizes a TN8022 dual-port 10GBase-T PHY transceiver. This breakthrough distance achievement with low-cost Ethernet cabling brings new capabilities to IT managers seeking high-performance networking between multiple server rooms, which, for example, may be located on different floors of a high-rise building or in a campus environment.

"We are pleased that EDN has honored PLX by recognizing the TeraPHY 10GBase-T transceiver," said Ron Cates, vice president of networking products, PLX. "With its lower power and cost, excellent EMI immunity and advanced security features such as MACSec, the TN8022 is well-positioned to stimulate widespread adoption of 10GBase-T technology in the data center."

The TeraPHY 10GBase-T PHY family includes single-, dual- and quad-port integrated transceivers designed on a 40-nanometer lithography node, with products in full production and more to be announced.

Articles, Videos:

  • 10GBase-T Technology Revisited (EE Times)
  • Electromagnetic Interference and 10GBase-T in the Data Center (Network World)
  • The Benefits of 10GBase-T Connectivity in Data Centers (Data Center Journal)
  • Achieve 300 Meter Reach with 10GBase-T Transceivers (YouTube)

PLX TeraPHY product information can be found on
EDN's Hot 100 List can be found on its Website.

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is an industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions primarily targeting the enterprise and consumer markets. The company develops innovative software-enriched silicon that enables product differentiation, reliable interoperability and superior performance. Follow PLX on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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